Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
Legal Index ?
91 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
78% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
81% Support marriage or legal recognition
8% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
19% Not much/not at all
60% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
62% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
21% Disagree
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Rare
57% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
46% Rare
49% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Agree
17% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
70% Yes
29% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2023
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
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